Chilean photojournalist Albertina Martinez Burgos, covering violence against women during protests, was found dead in Santiago last Thursday, El Comercioreported.
A Palestinian journalist who had been sentenced to six months in prison in 2017 over an investigative report she authored about corruption in Gaza was acquitted on all charges in an appeal decision on Monday, Al Jazeera reported.
The Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta said Wednesday that it will try to appeal a court ruling that orders the deportation of an asylum seeking journalist back to Uzbekistan, where he faces torture and persecution.
Tajikistan has launched an "unrelenting assault" on lawyers by harassing, prosecuting and imprisoning those who take up defense of government critics, according to an Amnesty International report released Tuesday.
Anew anti-corruption law in Thailand extends the death penalty for corruption offences in public office to officials from foreign countries. The law also increases jail sentences and fines for corrupt officials convicted in less severe cases.
The US State Department has put out a statement condemning the imprisonment of human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev and calling for his release and all others jailed for "exercising their fundamental freedoms".
A coalition of human rights groups and sports organizations has claimed that human rights abuses will overshadow the European Games to be hosted by Azerbaijan in June.
Amnesty International’s report for 2014 has condemned the response of the international community to worsening human rights abuses across the globe.
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